How to Build a DIY Giant Pegboard Wall

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Do you need more storage for your office & craft supplies? This giant plywood pegboard DIY turned out so well. The unique abstract color blocks give a practical solution a little personality!


A project like this one would be ideal for kids rooms, home offices, workshops, craft rooms, etcetera!

Giant Pegboard Wall Video Tutorial

We summed the whole process up in a video tutorial as well as a written out step by step tutorial!

Step 1. Mark the plywood board.

We grabbed a MDF pegboard panel to use as a template on the our large sheet of plywood.

Clamp the pegboard panel and plywood board together. Then, using the PDF pegboard panel as a guide, measure the spacing for the holes on your pegboard and mark with a Sharpie.

Step 2. Drill the holes for the dowels.

Remove the pegboard panel and then start by drilling pilot holes on each of the marks.

After drilling, lightly sand the plywood down to smooth out any rough edges with an orbital sander and fine grit sandpaper.

Step 3. Cut the dowels.

Because we used a 1-inch drill bit to drill the peg holes, so we are also using 1 inch dowel rods.

We cut these with the miter saw to be about 8 inches long, so they can be sturdy enough to support the items we hang and hold the shelves, which we cut to 6 inches deep.

Step 4. Hang the giant pegboard.

We used a French cleat to hang the giant pegboard on the wall.

We made this French cleat ourselves, which you can do by angling your table saw to make an angled cut into a furring strip.You can also purchase a large metal french cleat like this if you prefer.

Step 5. Paint the giant pegboard (optional).

I decided to add some fun abstract shapes to the pegboard for some extra character.

Step 6. Arrange your pegboard wall & shelves.

After the paint has dried, you can begin adding your dowels and arrange them in a design that works for you.

A quick and easy DIY project like this one will give your space the style and functionality it needs!

If you love this pegboard, check out all of my DIY wall decor tutorials in the archive here!

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